Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sometimes One Must QUIT!

Sometimes one must bow out...if ever so ungracefully. We have often heard that quitters never win, but that simply isn't true, is it???
Think about this:

Have you ever seen someone completely exhausted, burned-out, weary, and tired to the point of being ineffective? That person should have quit while ahead!

Have you met someone who's heart has been shattered, but refuses to take time to grieve properly? That person should take a break to heal.

Have you heard of disaster in personal finance, moral decline or even failing health, but neglected to make proper steps at digging back out of the trap they had caused for themselves? They will never find success while denying the failures at hand.

You see, most people believe that to quit is always the wrong choice, no matter what circumstance may be at hand. Truth is, if your situation is more than you can bear, is weighing heavy against what scripture says, or you know in your heart to be leading to disaster, please QUIT!!!!!!!!!!

Now, I am not saying to "give up" by any means. With Christ, ALL things are possible.

But, consider taking a step (or two or ten) back, and re-examine priorities, goals, and reality once more. You may find you began the journey you are on- for other's expectations, or for haughty personal gain, or maybe simply the season of that event is simply passing.

There should be no shame in saying, "I'm tired, I must rest."
There should be no condemnation is admitting, "I should never have put myself in this dilemma to begin with."
There should be no guilt in acknowledging "A very good season of life is at an end, and I am tired of striving to keep the door open, when clearly, another must take the torch."

Maybe all of this is gibberish to you. That just means, it is not for you. Maybe it is just the ramblings of a weary momma who needs a bit of extra rest tonight. But if something deep inside you longs for rest that does not come by simply not setting your alarm clock....the kind of rest that bring peace, relief, calm, tranquility, I beg you to step back and see what it is that you are missing...It may just be that you need to quit something.

Quitting is not always a bad thing. Sometimes it IS the open door you've been praying for!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

7 Months Old

time is going way too quickly! Tanner will soon be 8 months, but I didn't want to skip his monthly rocking chair picture altogether!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

First Broken Bone :(

we had such a fun family night...until it wasn't fun anymore. Clayton had a bit of an accident, and it looks like he gets to experience our family's first broken bone...and summer just began. He became quite a brave little trooper though.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Yard Sale @ the Planks'!!!!

Come to Our Yard Sale and buy our stuff!!! :)
Friday & Saturday- June 6 & 7, 2014

825 Front Street. New Berlin, PA 17855

Primitive COUNTRY decorations, MILITARY outdoor clothing/gear, Baby & Children clothing (0-5), toys, nursery gear. Outdoor playground toys. Books for all ages- (including old classic book collections). Some Furniture. Antiques. Cookware. Seasonal items. Exercise equip. LOTS of items for the whole family!!!

**EVERY.THING.ONLY $1.00 each**
(or fill a bag for $5.00)!!!!

*no early birds*

6 Months Old

Tanner Lee- 6 months old! (WHAT???) 24 pounds!!! he has 4 teeth, is rolling all over, says "blah, blah, blah" (which totally cracks his siblings up!) & has the most gorgeous crystal-blue eyes

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day 2014 (Picture Edition)

Mother's Day 2014 spent at Granny Hazel Plank's farm....beautiful day...beautiful children...beautiful memories....SOOO Blessed!

Here are a few pictures from a Mother/Daughter banquet hosted at our parents' church. :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Extreme Makeover *Heart* Edition

I recently invited someone to come over to the house to help me sort through clutter, and I laughed that, "left to myself, I'd never let anything go." It's true of the clutter in my house, and God gently reminded me today that it's also true of the clutter of my heart! Household clutter has sentimental value to me, but getting rid of it does not mean I am throwing the memory away, but it does mean there is more room for the important things to shine...Heart clutter has roots in bitterness, forgiveness and pride. Getting rid of that clutter does not mean that justice is served or that things will go the way I "want", but it does mean that there is that much more room for the right things to find "new homes." Just as my house needs a good spring cleaning, so my heart need Jesus to clean the cobwebs of my heart so HIS truth can sparkle through me!